SOURCE: Noodles & Company

April 22, 2008 13:24 ET

Noodles & Company Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Mechanicsville, Virginia on April 24

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Benefit Night for Lee Davis High School

MECHANICSVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant that serves a balanced menu of freshly sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, will open its 10th Virginia restaurant in Mechanicsville on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 7291 Battle Hill Drive at Battle Hill Drive and Bell Creek Road.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday, April 23 to benefit Lee Davis High School, also in Mechanicsville. Noodles & Company will donate 100 percent of its sales from 5 to 9 p.m. to the local high school and the event is open to the public.

"At Noodles & Company our mission is to nourish and inspire individuals in our local communities, and we're excited to be an active participant in Mechanicsville beginning with our fundraiser to support Lee Davis High School," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "We invite everyone to come out and try one of our tasty noodle dishes that feature fresh, wholesome ingredients that are nutritionally balanced, full of flavor and sautéed to order."

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders also are available. Guests may reach Noodles & Company in Mechanicsville by calling 804-730-8777 or faxing 804-730-8793.

Noodles & Company has nine additional restaurants in Virginia including two locations in Arlington and Fredericksburg and one location in Fairfax, Vienna, Alexandria, Kingstowne and Merrifield.

About Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company was founded in 1995 and is the world's first, quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant. From healthy to indulgent and spicy to comforting, Noodles & Company's menu features Asian, Mediterranean and American inspired noodle dishes, soups and salads. At Noodles & Company, there are no freezers, no microwaves, and no can openers -- only fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu, and sautéed noodles and pasta, all prepared to order in minutes.

Noodles & Company believes you can eat well without compromising on taste or a nourishing meal. In fact, two thirds of its dishes are less than 500 calories. The company's educational Good Balance program was created to help guests make tailored food choices to meet their own balanced diet and needs. The program is supported by an in-store brochure and Web site information that provide nutritional content; tips on how to manage calories, fat and sodium; increase daily fiber intake; dine vegetarian; manage allergies and achieve good balance for adults and kids.

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open seven days a week in more than 170 locations in 16 states. To view a menu and nutritional information, find a location or see what else is going on in Noodleville, please visit www.noodles.com.

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